Washington Metropolitan Police Department

District of Columbia

Discover an organization with a renewed feeling of pride and sense of purpose. We’re building a crime-fighting partnership between the police and the community as we develop a new sense of promise and potential within our police department.  Help us write a brand new chapter in the history of policing…right here in our Nation’s Capital.

The Metropolitan Police Department, Government of the District of Columbia, is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to maintaining a diverse, high quality work force. If you apply for the position of police officer, you will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap or political affiliation.

To find out more about MPD police officer careers, call our Recruiting DivisionUnit toll-free at (800) 994-MPDC (6732); or, in the Washington area, at (202) 645-0445. You may also visit the Recruitment Outreach Unit at 101 M Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024.


The starting salary for police officers is $48,715 a year, effective October 14, 2007. After 18 months of service, most police officers can expect to earn a base salary of approximately $53,300 a year. Recruits begin earning their full salary upon entering the Academy.

Officers who work the evening tour of duty receive a three percent pay differential. Officers working the midnight shift receive a four percent differential.

Additionally, police officers (and civilian employees) who are certified as fluent in any language other than English, including American Sign Language, receive a $50 stipend per pay period — the equivalent of an extra $1,300 a year. To qualify for the stipend, members must pass a certification test administered by an outside contractor.

The Metropolitan Police Department provides a competitive lineup of benefits that round out the compensation package for police officers. Comprehensive health and life insurance are only the beginning. Compare benefits you’d find in other careers and you’ll find some unique benefits not found anywhere else.

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